Having stayed in The Clarence several times my partner and I decided to return for some relaxation and shopping in Dublin. A couple of days before arriving I realised I had forgotten to book parking, an e-mail to the hotel and this was sorted with a minimum of fuss. The parking service at The Clarence is extremely convenient and good value especially considering the city centre location. We decided to have a late dinner and reserved this upon arrival. Unfortunately at our reservation time (10pm) it was explained that the customers at the table we had been allocated had not vacated. Consequently it was not possible to have dinner in the restaurant. The member of staff who dealt with us was extremely apologetic and offered to set a table in the octagon bar. Dinner was served to us in the bar and although slightly out of the ordinary the dinner experience was enjoyable. As we finished our meal the restaurant manager came to our table and thanked us for understanding the situation before informing us that no bill would be presented to us. We found this to be a very generous gesture which more than made up for not getting to eat in the restaurant itself. All of the staff we encountered during our stay were extremely helpful and courteous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarence is Dublin's premier boutique hotel located in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Liffey just a stone's throw from the famous Ha'penny Bridge. Our hotel is a proud reflection of 21st century Ireland, simple and elegant, a contemporary aesthetic that embodies the very best of Irish hospitality. The Clarence first opened its doors in 1852. The hotel was refurbished in the 1930's and hosted an eclectic clientele, from visiting clergymen to bawdy musicians. The tired two-star stopover was bought by Bono and The Edge in 1992 and transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel, the kind of place that they would choose to stay themselves, if visitors to Dublin city. Their new Clarence Hotel opened in June 1996. Our hotel is located within short walking distance of a myriad of Dublin city experiences to suit all tastes: from Michelin star Irish restaurants to cool indie coffee bars; big brand shopping on Grafton Street to cutting edge Irish designwear around Temple Bar, George's Street and South William Street; theatres such as the world famous Abbey as well as contemporary venues such as the Project Arts Centre and the New Theatre. Catch a huge international band at The Olympia or discover some brand new Irish rock music in The Workman's Club. Dublin's biggest nightclubs are just a stroll away, from the opulent and exclusive Madison Nightclub to the fun filled party vibe of Everleigh Gardens. Cultural Dublin awaits guests at The Clarence: Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, The James Joyce Centre, Dublinia, The Natural History Museum and so much more. With 50 bedrooms and suites to choose from, as well as our spectacular Penthouse Suites, The Clarence offers luxurious and stylish accommodation in the heart of it all. Within the hotel complex, guests can enjoy a number of dining and bar areas - The Study and The Octagon Bar in the hotel itself, as well as Cleaver East restaurant on the ground floor and The Liquor Rooms underneath the hotel. We also provide 24 hour room service and many added comforts for our guests to enjoy. The Clarence is the perfect location for a stylish, modern city centre wedding or civil ceremony and our dedicated team will provide every assistance in arranging your beautiful day in one of our many spaces.Our front facing function rooms and suites offer privacy and understated elegance overlooking The Liffey. We have all the facilities needed to host your event, from large conferences to intimate meetings. Our events team will assist from start to finish. From fun weekends to romantic getaways, family gatherings to solo business trips, a warm welcome, a luxurious room and superior service awaits you at The Clarence Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Dublin